Standard Solar helps the Catholic University of America forward its commitment to sustainability by creating the DC area’s largest urban community solar array on campus

Standard Solar will own, operate and maintain the 7.4-MW community solar project located on the campus of the Catholic University of America. The system will bring clean energy savings to D.C. residents, nonprofits and businesses, expanding the university’s commitment to sustainability to include direct benefits for the surrounding community.

The system is expected to generate about 10,000 MWh of solar energy each year, which will help advance D.C.’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2032 and carbon neutrality by 2050. Additionally, the project will offer educational opportunities for students at all levels as they learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship.

The array will be installed on an undeveloped portion of the University’s 173.4-acre campus known as the west campus. The project began construction in 2022. Catholic University already has 2,700 solar panels; four LEED-certified buildings; EV charging stations; and more. They also have a five-year Sustainability Plan.